New Orleans November 14, 2016
8 Historic Neighborhoods in New Orleans That Will Transport You To The Past
New Orleans is all about history, and its historic neighborhoods are what make this place so charming. From the stately homes in the garden district, to the humble dwellings, these historic neighborhoods will make you fall in love with this city.
1. Garden District
The Garden District, with its stately homes and stunning gardens, is like stepping into a completely different city, compared to the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter. Meander along the oak-lined streets and take in some of the most beautiful architecture in the country here, and you'll see what we mean.
Treme is the heart of New Orleans. This neighborhood has contributed so much to the city that it's hard to list all its accomplishments. From Congo Square to Louis Armstrong Park, the music in this place is unparalleled. Other contributions? Some pretty incredible opera and modern dance.
3. Holy Cross
Part of the lower ninth district, this neighborhood was named for the Holy Cross School, an impressive Italianate building completed in 1895. Holy Cross was named as a Historic District in 1990.
4. Faubourg Marigny
The funky, colorful Marginy is a vibrant community snuggled between Esplanade Avenue and Press Street. The artistic vibe here is evident, and the neighborhood offers a unique blend of old and new.
Eclectic, artistic Bywater includes the St.Claude Arts District, tons of charming restaurants and cafes and plenty of murals throughout.
6. French Quarter
The oldest neighborhood (and most famous) in NOLA, the French Quarter was established in 1718. It's THE place for music, history, charm. and of course, architecture. Sure, it's often full of tourists, but how can you blame them for wanting to see some of New Orleans' finest?
7. Old Warehouse District
What happens when you renovate a city's old warehouses? You get some really cool living space and some killer art museums. The Old Warehouse district is near the French Quarter, but definitely has a unique vibe of its own.
8. Algiers Point
Right across the Mississippi River, Algiers Point is NOLA's second-oldest neighborhood. Here, you'll find fun little Creole cottages and some Victorian homes, too. This little spot has plenty of corner grocers and lots of community pride. And, it's got a seriously impressive jazz music history.
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